Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EP
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Ahir Shah

Ahir Shah returns to The REP with a new stand-up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Shah's last show, Control, enjoyed a critically-acclaimed Fringe run, culminating in a nomination for Best Show at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards and this will be equally unmissable.

Fri 16 Nov

£12 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

All You Need Is LSD

The drug laws in this country- the drug laws IN THE WORLD - all stem from this attitude that pleasure is a bad thing. In 2015, acclaimed British playwright Leo Butler accepted an invitation from former Government drugs tsar, Professor David Nutt, to be a guinea pig in the world's first LSD medical trials since the 1960s.

Thu 4 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Fri 5 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Sat 6 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00
…and 6 more dates until 13 Oct

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Fri 2 Nov

£16 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45

The Capital

Welcome to the big city. Where rich and poor share the same streets. Where five very different people's lives converge and diverge, as they crisscross the city in pursuit of five very different ambitions. If you ever feel you have to run in order to stand still, or see others gliding through life while you struggle to…

Wed 24 Oct

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45

Thu 25 Oct

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45

Fri 26 Oct

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 12:30
  • 19:45

Sat 27 Oct

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Mon 10 Sep

£22.40 / 0121 236 4455

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out Of The House

Upbeat anecdotes, feel-good humour and witty observations from the Geordie stand-up, actor and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, instantly recognisable from his own television show, which kicked off on Comedy Central in January, and his role as Jack in BBC2's Hebburn.

Mon 10 Sep

£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Comedy Club 4 kids: Christmas Cracker!

All the fun of Comedy Club 4 Kids with a Christmas twist. Expect the finest Christmas Cracker jokes, tinsel tomfoolery, festive funnies and even Santa doing stand-up! Starring Comedy Club 4 Kids' regular host Ternan Douieb hims-elf, Howard Read of 'Little Howard' and CBBC fame, and another of the comedy circuit's finest…

Sat 15 Dec

£8–£10 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:30

Concubine

Daniel Bailey directs Amahra Spence's topical explorations of womanhood, sexuality and faith which asks how, in the modern age, women can still be 'owned'. In this #MeToo era the piece feels exceptionally pertinent, and offers a hard-hitting conversation on what it is to be a woman.

Thu 31 May

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:00

Fri 1 Jun

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Sat 2 Jun

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Dark Corners

Writer, performer ad critically acclaimed spoken word artist Steven Camden - aka Polarbear - presents a unique storytelling and theatre performance about a 13-year-old Polarbear which looks at the decisions we're scared to make and how they can come back to haunt us.

Wed 23 May

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Thu 24 May

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:30
  • 20:00

Fri 25 May

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Sat 26 May

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Discovery Day

We are opening The REP's backstage doors, giving you the chance to take a glimpse behind the scenes at Birmingham's premier producing theatre. There is plenty to do and see, explore behind the scenes and take part in fun workshops. For our youngest visitors, there will be lots of fun activities, including…

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 0121 236 4455

Egg And Spoon

An interactive romp through the seasons where you come in and out of our magic circle and get to open all the gifts of nature. We'll run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow till Spring wakes us up for the butterfly party.

Sat 17 Nov

£10 (£2) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Family Backstage Tour

Discover the rarely seen backstage areas of the theatre this half-term as The REP invites you to be an audience member, set builder, prosthetics maker or even an Assistant Stage Manager! Learn all about how our productions are brought to life on stage; discover our wondrous wigs, marvellous masks and an amazing array…

Tue 29 May

£6 / 0121 236 4455

Fri 1 Jun

£6 / 0121 236 4455

Tue 14 Aug

£6 / 0121 236 4455

…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

First Stages - Little Red Hen

The Play House presents a children's show set in a farmyard.

Sat 2 Jun

£2–£10 / 0121 236 4455

Hansel And Gretel

Let Tattershawl, an eccentric traveller guide, take you on a journey to unexpected destinations and dark secrets. She will invite children to listen, watch and take part in an interactive theatre experience which brings the story of Hansel And Gretel to life.

Sat 20 Oct

£10 (£2) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

Heart Of Darkness

Written more than 100 years ago, Heart Of Darkness is a tale of lies and brutal greed and of the dark heart which beats within us all. Now re-sited in a forsaken Europe, lost to the destructive lust for power, it emerges as a tale absolutely for our time. Think Apocalypse Now meets The Road meets Double Indemnity. Digital…

Tue 20 Nov

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:45
  • 19:45

Wed 21 Nov

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45

Thu 22 Nov

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 24 Nov

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Fri 7 Sep

£22.40 / 0121 236 4455

Improv Workshop

A 3-hour introduction to improvised song musical theatre for ages 16+ with the Olivier Award-winning Showstopper team. In this short but intense workshop, explore the basics of improvised group song and movement creation. Suitable both for experienced improvisers looking to broaden their skills and confident performers…

Sat 3 Nov

£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:00

Juliette Burton - Butterfly Effect

After sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs, Juliette Burton investigates the power of kindness in her brand new docucomedy. Join her as she finds out whether kindness holds the power to change lives, dispel despair, end poverty and even defeat death. It's a tall order for a comedy show but when it comes to entertainment…

Sat 15 Sep

£12 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Kai Samra - No. Love. Lost

The Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award-winner weaves through hilarious and fascinating anecdotes of his life whilst also tackling issues such as race, modern culture and what it's like to be a British- Asian in 2018. He also interviews former leader of the EDL Tommy Robinson to try and understand the rise of…

Sat 20 Oct

£10 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

The Lovely Bones

Melly Still directs Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-selling unique coming-of-age tale about life after loss.

Tue 30 Oct

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Wed 31 Oct

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Thu 1 Nov

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 10 Nov

Meek

In a society where private lives become political and freedom of expression is not an option, Irene finds herself imprisoned. As tales of her incarceration spread overseas and her growing exposure becomes a threat, she is forced to make a brutal decision. Penelope Skinner's (Linda, The Village Bike) new play is a haunting…

Tue 4 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Wed 5 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Thu 6 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 8 Sep

The Messiah

Three towering talents play a cast of thousands in this new comedy of Biblical proportions by the writer of the Olivier Award-winning West End hit The 39 Steps. A travelling theatre troupe of two actors and an opera singer arrive by camel in the ancient town of Birmingham to masterfully enact the greatest story ever told.

Thu 18 Oct

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Fri 19 Oct

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Sat 20 Oct

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 6 more dates until 27 Oct

The Mountaintop

The smell of cigarettes and coffee hangs thick in the air as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. winds down from a day of preaching and marching. An intimate look into the quieter moment of King's life, The Mountaintop chips away at the myth of the great man to expose his fears about his family, his country and the ever-looming…

Tue 27 Nov

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Wed 28 Nov

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Thu 29 Nov

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 1 Dec

My Darling Clemetine

Since they shook up the world of country and Americana with their much lauded 2013 debut How Do You Plead?, My Darling Clementine have continued to push the boundaries of country music. After three albums, hundreds of shows and some ingenious musical collaborations (including their unforgettable visit to The REP with…

Wed 17 Oct

£15 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

New Nigerians

Nigeria: 'the Giant of Africa'. Conservatives rule over the biggest economy on the continent, and one of the largest and youngest populations in the world. What if the people wanted something different? What if they got it? A sparkling satire on the state of populism in our politics, New Nigerians is the smash-hit new…

Tue 25 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Wed 26 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Thu 27 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:30
  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 29 Sep

Orange Polar Bear

William and Jiyoung are fifteen, living invisible lives in chaotic cities on opposite sides of the world. William is British. He lives with his mum, an immigrant who cleans up after other people who can't be bothered to do their own hoovering. She doesn't understand why people want to flee the country. William does.

Thu 1 Nov

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Fri 2 Nov

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Sat 3 Nov

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:30
  • 20:00
…and 5 more dates until 10 Nov

Our Country's Good

Ramps On The Moon presents Timberlake Wertenbaker's critically-acclaimed transcendental drama, based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally. The story follows a young lieutenant in rehearsals with a cast of convicts in late 18th-century Australia in an extraordinary true story.

Wed 23 May

£15–£55 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Thu 24 May

£15–£55 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:00

Fri 25 May

£15–£55 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30
…and 6 more dates until 2 Jun

Pop Music

A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past. G and Kayla's lives are a mess but tonight they're determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenalin and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years of Pop. Can the DJ save them as they become Dancing Queens, reliving their Teenage…

Wed 12 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Thu 13 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Fri 14 Sep

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00
…and 7 more dates until 22 Sep

Rebus: Long Shadows

Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. Whisky helped but now he's denying himself that pleasure. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his fl at, he's back on the case and off the wagon. Rebus will need help from…

Thu 20 Sep

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Fri 21 Sep

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Sat 22 Sep

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30
…and 11 more dates until 6 Oct

Salt

In 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past. It was a long journey…

Mon 15 Oct

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45

Tue 16 Oct

£15–£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45

The Showstoppers: Improvised Musical

Audience suggestions become an all-singing, all-dancing show as the comedy troupe create a brand new musical from scratch at every performance.

Sat 3 Nov

£20 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:45

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The BBC Radio 4 favourites, who won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment & Family Show, let their creative juices flow with spontaneous musical comedy based on suggestions from members of the audience. The live on-stage band of six musicians set the tempo of the improvised mayhem. Not suitable for under 14s.

Sat 3 Nov

£10 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:45

The Snowman

When a young boy's snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman's friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning? Based on Raymond Briggs' much-loved book…

Wed 16 Jan 2019

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:00

Thu 17 Jan 2019

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 10:30
  • 14:00

Fri 18 Jan 2019

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:00
…and 7 more dates until 26 Jan 2019

Still No Idea

Best mates Lisa and Rachael wanted to make a piece of theatre but didn't have an idea, so they went onto the streets and asked the public. What the public said when they saw Lisa in a wheelchair and Rachael not, was funny, jaw-dropping and ultimately heartbreaking, so they made a show out of that. It was called No Idea.

Tue 23 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Wed 24 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Thu 25 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 27 Oct

Stuff

A woman finds herself trapped between the companionship of objects and the tyranny of 'stuff' as her home fills with the orphan junk of a society drunk on consumption. As the walls build around her and the isolation grows, she must confront the memories she buried long ago. But first she needs to throw away her 'How to…

Wed 17 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Thu 18 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:30
  • 20:00

Fri 19 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Sat 20 Oct

£10–£14 / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Tom Thumb

Lyngo Theatre's production about a tiny boy who saves his family and finds the treasure. Adapted and performed by CBeebies' Patrick Lynch.

Sat 26 May

£2–£10 / 0121 236 4455

  • 23:30

Sun 27 May

£2–£10 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00

Tom Thumb

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they'll…

Sat 26 May

£2–£10 / 0121 236 4455

Trying It On

Christopher Haydon directs playwright David Edgar who makes his professional debut as a performer in a semi-autobiographical journey from 1968 to the present day and questions if the world has changed, or if it's just him. Presented by Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate.

Tue 12 Jun

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

Wed 13 Jun

£10 from / 0121 236 4455

  • 20:00

The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme and comes to The REP direct from a record-breaking West End season. In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by British soldiers), two…

Mon 8 Oct

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:00

Tue 9 Oct

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Wed 10 Oct

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 13 Oct

The Wizard Of Oz

When farm girl Dorothy Gale runs away with her faithful dog Toto, she finds herself lost in a strange and wonderful new world. There, she meets some peculiar but loveable characters - a Scarecrow in need of a brain, a Tin Man wanting a heart and a Lion lacking courage. Together they follow the yellow brick road to the…

Sat 24 Nov

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Mon 26 Nov

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Tue 27 Nov

£10–£39.50 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30
…and 36 more dates until 13 Jan 2019

Woyzeck

Leo Butler adapts Georg Buchner's haunting story of an ordinary soldier who can't get a break when he fights for a better life. Directed by Roxana Silbert.

Fri 15 Jun

£10–£15 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Sat 16 Jun

£10–£15 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30

Mon 18 Jun

£10–£15 / 0121 236 4455

  • 19:30
…and 5 more dates until 23 Jun

Young Herbert's Horrors

A pirate adventure with a twist! Living on a boat should be the ideal life for a wannabe pirate, but a storm brews up when Herbert is sent home from school and Mum calls on Uncle Albatross scourge of all pirates - to warn him of the dangers of rebellion.

Sat 22 Sep

£10 (£2) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:30
  • 14:00

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